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The Diagnostic Value of Capillary Refill Time for Detecting Serious Illness in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Capillary refill time (CRT) is widely recommended as part of the routine assessment of unwell children.To determine the diagnostic value of capillary refill time for a range of serious outcomes in children.We searched Medline, Embase and CINAHL from inception to June 2014. We included studies that measured both capillary refill time and a relevant clinical outcome such as mortality, dehydration, meningitis, or other serious illnesses in children aged up to 18 years of age. We screened 1,265 r...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0138155

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
9
Publication date:
2015-01-01
Acceptance date:
2015-08-25
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ISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
26375953
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English
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pubs:568682
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uuid:9271f6f2-5cf7-4f8b-b9a5-dddd00891957
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2017-06-07

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